Minus18 (@minus18youth) — Australia's #LGBTIQ youth org, running your fave events & campaigns to smash Queerphobia! 🌈
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A year since the marriage equality vote, we made a giant step forward – but there’s still MUCH to do to achieve equality for our entire community: RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION The review into religious freedoms highlighted that religious organisations are still allowed to discriminate against the LGBTIQ community - especially teachers & students. The Federal Gov promised to amend, but has since backed down. Over 40,000 people have joined us in ensuring they’re held accountable. LGBTIQ STUDENTS Unfortunately bullying is prevalent, with 75% of LGBTIQ youth still experiencing discrimination, of which 80% occurs at schools. Ensuring our schools are safe and supportive include the need for more awareness and education for gender diversity. FORCED DIVORCE FOR TRANS PEOPLE Forced divorce still exists for trans and gender diverse people - forcing the impossible choice between staying married to the person they love and being legally recognised as their true gender. This exists among many other legal barriers to change the gender marker on birth certificates. CONVERSION THERAPY IS STILL A THING Research this year shows 10% of LGBTIQ Australians still experience conversion therapy. The report recommends new state laws banning conversion therapy against minors and any activities designed to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. SUPPORT MINUS18 Celebrate today, and keep in mind that marriage equality was just one issue our community faces. Please consider helping us to continue championing equality for LGBTIQ youth Australia wide.
We’ve partnered with @lush_ausnz for Transgender Awareness Week. The campaign celebrates visibility & stands in solidarity with transgender, non-binary and gender diverse communities. — They will be selling the limited edition Inner Truth Bath Melt in stores and online with all funds raised through the sale of this product donated directly to @minus18youth and @transcendsupport2012! 💜💜💜 #TransRightsNow
Have you heard about the new show that EVERYBODY is talking about?! 💙 We’ve got the Australian premiere screening of ‘Everybody is Talking about Jamie’, the stage show sensation. Join us at @cinemanova next Wednesday, 21st November! Get your ticket from our bio link, with each purchase going in the draw to win a prize pack and 100% of proceeds going to support LGBTIQ youth at Minus18!
This week is the Minus18 Queer Formal (Adelaide)! There's less than 20 free tickets left, grab yours via the link in our bio - allies and friends are welcome too! We have plenty of activities + friendship facilitator Emma will have a treasure hunt for those who want to attend as an individual! 🌈🌈 -- We're excited to see you again, Adelaide! 💫
We're hosting a Banner Making Day for Pride March! 🌈🌈 This is a FREE event for our youth & allies to join us at the Minus18 HQ to create posters & banners for the @Midsumma Pride March! There will be supplies, food & drink and music - but only limited spots - so sign up ASAP via the link in our bio! ✍🏼
Thanks for having us @LUSH_ANZ! 💜 Our presenters Seb & Miller visited Lush HQ to deliver a workshop on Sexuality & Gender Diversity! We’re so excited for their Transgender Visibility Campaign Launch at LUSH Northland on Nov 13th 🌈 -- Check out how you can get a workshop at your work or school via the link in our bio!
THE MEMORIES 😭🌈🙌🏼 Can you believe it’s only been a month since #QueerIdeas ✨ We’re wrapping up 2018 with Queer Formal Adelaide, special screenings of Boy Erased & Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (tickets to all 3 via our bio link) + soon to be announced Pride March Banner Making Day! 🌈 — Video: @alexisdleaphotography